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Prefab Sprout

It is not recorded whether the band called themselves Prefab sprout because the grew up in one. Depends if they had prefabs in Consett I suppose 

Prefab Sprout

It is not recorded whether the band called themselves Prefab sprout because the grew up in one. Depends if they had prefabs in Consett I suppose 

comments (21)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Apr 2014, 01:34
Looks cosy enough to me...
Bill Phillips: They were Ray. Ange had an Aunt who lived in one and a friend of mine in Exeter when I was at school did. They were better insulated than most houses and very well designed. They lasted many years longer than expected.
Home is Home.
I hadn't thought about Prefab Sprout in a loooooong time!!! Going straight to iTunes...
Bill Phillips: And these were good and much needed after the war.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2014, 04:43
I have no clue what band Prefab is, I will Google later.
This looks very homy to me and it is like Elizabeth says, 'Home is Home and you have a roof over your head. We all, cannot live with the Queen in her castle......
Bill Phillips: They were never one I listened to Lady P. Many of the people who lived in prefabs were very reluctant to leave them when they were finally replaced.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Apr 2014, 05:43
Home Sweet Home...however humble it may be!
Bill Phillips: Many of the folk who lived in them loved them. Unlike the high rise tower blocks that the built later
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Apr 2014, 06:36
Charming I'm sure..
Bill Phillips: You have been here Chris
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Apr 2014, 07:28
I can remember prefabs; they last well beyond their expected lives. Is this your bedroom?
Bill Phillips: We took the kids to see this when they were young and they both wanted to move in!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Apr 2014, 08:05
Although I don't understand anything - I see it is a bed - and it reminds me of some problems we have in other countries like GB - they prefer double beds whereas we prefer twinned beds (some distance please, and two clothes), but for one person it is a pleasure to sleep in such a big bed on your own.
Bill Phillips: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefabs_in_the_UK will explain all about Prefabs
Prefab Sprout were a rock band from the 1980s
  • gutteridge
  • Where latitude and attitude meet
  • 2 Apr 2014, 08:18
These were pretty good building if it weren't for the lack of insulation making extremes of weather rather uncomfortable.
Bill Phillips: This one at Avoncroft is an example of the Arcon. They had fibre glass insulation and it was so good people complained about condensation. The Arcon was built by Taylor Woodrow.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Apr 2014, 08:20
I see I am not the only one who has heard of Prefab Sprout. This prefab looks like a National Trust time capsule! Good photo too.
Bill Phillips: Avoncroft Museum in Bromsgrove. A time capsule of the 50s
Apparently very well insulated. One I saw a few years back was at the Chiltern Open Air Museum: http://www.coam.org.uk/about-us/historic-buildings/amersham-prefab/
I like the lighting of this shot, Bill smile
Bill Phillips: I looked up prefabs and had not realised just how many varieties there were
Your response to Blackdog finally explained what we are looking at. I have never heard of the band either. In the 80's I was listening to the 70's and whatever my kids were listening to, like Michael Jackson.
Bill Phillips: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prefabs_in_the_UK this link will tell you a lot. All I can recall of the band is their name...I will have to look them up on you tube sometime
A perfect image for me Bill! love it!
Bill Phillips: Thanks Ronky. My kids loved this when they were young. They wanted to move in!
It looks very cosy, Bill. Never thought about the connection with the band though. Now I will have to find out.
Bill Phillips: I don't think there is one really but it sounds as if there should be!
Some of these were very nice,Bill, I remember friends of mine,as a kid, living in them in Manchester,back then, they were just houses to me...I also remember the last ones in Fleetwood,not that long ago,it seems,though it probably was,I think a few people were reluctant to leave them. Prefab sprout,I'd forgotten them,I'll take a look on iTunes, Ellie's probably bought them out by now...smile
Bill Phillips: They were and the people who lived in them liked them. Prefab sprout is a band I only remember because of the name. I can't recall any of their music
Did these prefab's come fully equipped with kitchen appliances and bathroom fixtures, Bill?
Bill Phillips: Yes they did. They were very well equipped compared to much of the existing housing stock. We had a lot of slums and houses without bathrooms or even inside toilets.
Many lasted far longer than intended. Although not my scene, Sprout were a quite good 80s band.
Bill Phillips: I can remember seeing some in Birmingham when we lived there in the early 70s
I must admit to not being familiar with the band but I certainly remember prefabs being about although being brought up in a small country town they weren't something I saw much of, this looks quite cosy actually.
Bill Phillips: We had them in Exeter and when we lived in Birmingham in the early 70s there were some not far from where we lived and they still looked OK!
It looks very cosy to me Bill!
Bill Phillips: They were Richard
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Apr 2014, 19:18
Gosh prefab buildings, they are a blast from the past Bill
Bill Phillips: Memories of childhood, although there were still some in Birmingham in the 70s when we moved there
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Apr 2014, 20:35
According to the Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, the band's name was a mondegreen from the Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood song, "Jackson", misheard by frontman Paddy McAloon. The correct opening lyrics for "Jackson" are "We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout", which McAloon misinterpreted as 'hotter than a prefab sprout'. However, Allmusic reckons that the prosaic truth is that "an adolescent McAloon had devised the meaningless name in homage to the longwinded and equally silly band names of his late 1960s / early 1970s youth".

In short - you are not the only one who doesn't know where the band's name came from. Wikipedia also doesn't know.
Bill Phillips: I have heard the Jackson story, can't help thinking it isn't true.Whatever their name is more memorable than their music it seems!
This looks so melacholy. My uncle and aunt lived in a prefab for years - it was always warm and bright and shiny.
Bill Phillips: Ange had an aunt who lived in one and one of my friends at school did too. They were much loved by many I think

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